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“I am Adam Lanza’s mother”

This essay, by the mother of a severely emotionally disturbed 13-year-old boy, has stirred some strong reactions.

And no wonder. It’s painful to read, and it must have been immensely more painful to write.

And yes, the failure to provide adequate help for the mentally ill is a national disgrace.

Update: It seems there are a lot of issues involving Liza Long and her family which I won’t even try to sort out.